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Bolanle Austen Peters’ “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” biopic is set to captivate audiences nationwide as it hits cinemas on May 17, 2024. The film, which had a successful limited screening in 2023, offers a compelling portrayal of the iconic feminist hero.

Initially screened for a week at the Silverbird Cinema in Victoria Island, Lagos, the movie garnered praise from the Anikulapo-Kuti family, paving the way for its broader release this year. The film chronicles the life of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, highlighting her pioneering journey from being the first female pupil at Abeokuta Grammar School to her activism alongside her husband, Israel Ransome-Kuti.

Funmilayo and Israel’s advocacy for justice led to the formation of the Abeokuta Women’s Union and sparked a fierce confrontation with traditional and colonial authorities. The movie features stellar performances by Joke Silva, Kehinde Bankole, Adunni Ade, and others, capturing the essence of Funmilayo’s resilience and impact.

See the trailer below:

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